Greg Taylor won the penalty that allowed Odsonne Edouard to put the game beyond St Mirren last night and afterwards the Scotland internationalist, who has now established himself ahead of Diego Laxalt as the first pick left-back, is looking forward to the game against St Johnstone on Sunday as Celtic look to make it four wins on the spin.
Speaking to Celtic TV after the match last night Taylor noted that the pitch was a factor in the game as the teams struggled to get to grips with the conditions.
“In the second half, I thought we put on a good performance on a tough pitch. It was quite bobbly and it’s tough to do things as quick as we wanted but all credit to the boys that played and the subs that came on, getting the goals, so it was good,” Taylor said.
“You’ve got to bide your time. It was nice to get the early goal and it was a lovely goal from Tom in the first half, and then in the second half we managed to get a few more against a well-drilled side.
“I think, when you’ve got players like Tom Rogic, Ryan Christie, David Turnbull and Callum, as well as Odsonne and Albian, it certainly helps. And Griff comes on again, so we’ve got plenty of options there and we’re very fortunate.”
Celtic won up at McDiarmid Park in October with two late goals from Leigh Griffiths and Patryk Klimala securing the three points but were held to a 1-1 draw in December at Celtic Park by the League Cup Finalists.
“We can’t look too far ahead. We’ve got St Johnstone on Sunday and it’s important to try and get another three points and a good performance.
“It’ll be a tough fixture. We left it late the last time we played up there earlier this season. Again, they’re a side who are well-drilled and it will be tough for us, so we’ll need to get ourselves rested and recovered, and then be ready to go again on Sunday,” Taylor said.
Here is Greg Taylor talking to Celtic TV after Celtic’s 4-0 win away to St Mirren.
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